Sunday Worship

April 21, 2024

We worship at 10:00 am at Kennicott Park (4434 S. Lake Park Ave.) or online. Masks are optional. We offer Kid City children’s ministry for nursery – 5th grade; they are also welcome to remain in the service.

Children are essential participants in the life of our church. They are not the future of the church, they are the church today! Parents and caregivers can expect children’s classes for Pre-K – 5th grade and nursery for the little ones during the sermon portion of the service. On the first Sunday of each month our children remain in the worship service and there will be a children’s message. 6th-12th grade youth also participate in a weekly gathering on Sunday evenings at our Ministry Center. Please email Pete Blodgett, Director of Discipleship for Children and Youth. with any questions for or more information.





Being Free
Galatians 4:21-31
David Swanson





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New Giving Options
In addition to online giving, giving at the welcome table, or mailing your offering to the Ministry Center (3627 S Cottage Grove; Chicago, IL 60653), there are now have two more ways to give: download the Church Center app to manage your giving or text any dollar amount to 84321. Thank you for your generosity!

Friday Facility Prayer Call | 7:00-7:15 AM
Join us on Zoom each Friday morning as we pray for our search for a permanent facility.

Journey | Sundays; 4:00-5:30 PM
Journey is our gathering for 6th-12th grades where we grow in community and in God’s Word together. We meet at the Ministry Center (3627 S Cottage Grove). We would love to see your student there! Reach out to Pete Blodgett for more details.

NCO’s Largest Fundraiser: Race Against Gun Violence | Thursday, June 6; 6:30 pm
Join Team NCO and help meet our goal of raising $30,000 to continue our work to cultivate safe, restorative spaces for our youth & neighbors in greater Bronzeville. All team members are asked to fundraise a minimum of $100.Our efforts culminate in a race and team celebration in Grant Park. Click here to join Team NCO!

Help with Cleaning Communion Cups this Year
Would you be willing to take the communion cups home to wash and treat them once or twice this year? Please sign up for a date that works for you. We will send you a reminder on the Friday before.

Student Dinner | Friday, April 19; 6:00 pm
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join Pastor David and Maggie in their home for dinner and a conversation about following Jesus as students in higher education. RSVP here.

Worship & Prayer Night | Wednesday, April 24; 6:15 PM
Join us at West Point (3566 S Cottage Grove) for an evening of worship and prayer.

PATS (Prayer Around The Schools) | Saturday, May 4; 9:00 AM
We’ll meet at Kennicott (4434 S. Lake Park) and then pray while walking around our neighborhood schools. Sign up to attend a couple times over the next few months.

1st Sunday Potluck | Sunday, May 5; after service
This month’s theme is Asian Fusion! Please sign up here to bring one of the parts! We list a lot of ideas – but feel free to bring anything that you’d like to make.

Spring Bike Ride | Saturday, May 18; 8:30AM-12:30PM
Save the Date for our Spring Bike Ride! Email Pastor Kevin for more information.

Newcomers Lunch | June 9; after service
Feeling new or new-ish and haven’t been to a Newcomers Lunch? We’d love to have you join us for lunch. It’s a good chance to get to know some staff and if you have any questions you’ve been wanting to ask, we’d be glad to answer them. Mostly, we’d love the opportunity to get to know you! It will start about 15 minutes after service is over and will last about an hour. To sign up, click here.

Church Retreat | June 21-23
Registration is open! To see the details and register, click here.

Church Database Update
Do we have your most up-to-date contact information? Are you getting text alerts from the church? If you weren’t around to stop by the last couple Sundays, please email us with the your name and phone number.

Volunteering with Young Life South Side
Are you interested in mentoring high school or middle school kids on the Southside of Chicago? Ready to be as impacted as you make an impact on young lives? Looking for Christian community? Consider volunteering with Young Life South Side Chicago by filling out this interest form and we will get back to you!

Men’s Sexual Accountability
If you want support or accountability related to sexual compulsions or struggles, please email

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